Oxford: University and City Walking Tour
- Duration: 1.5 hours
Follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and other characters from the Harry Potter movies. J.K. Rowling applied to study at Oxford University and so she was familiar with Oxford. Thus, when they were producing the films, Rowling walked the producers around Oxford, pointing out various sights which they could use, such as the statue that looks like 'Nearly Headless Nick', and Turf Tavern Lane, which looks like Knockturn Alley.
This tour showcases where the Harry Potter movies were filmed in Oxford. It includes entry to 1 film site only via the Divinity School, where they filmed the classroom, dance, and infirmary scenes.
You will be passing the city's famous sights and colleges from the outside. You will also be provided with lots of insights about the actors, the producers and about JK Rowling's inspirations. As you walk around, ...
Peter was very friendly funny and had a lot of knowledge He helped us find a restaurant and how to get back to London
Discover all the key haunted places in and around Oxford on a nighttime walking tour based on the book 'Haunted Oxford' led by the author himself, Rob Walters. Experience the best way to 'see' Oxford’s ghosts on a route that takes you around the heart of central Oxford and its University. Meet your guide and get whisked away into the night, starting on the corner of Turl Street and Broad Street, which was once the city ditch and site of terrible murders and religious persecution. Learn about the history of Oxford and hear many splendidly spooky stories dating back to Danish Viking times. Walk past Oxford University, Radcliffe Square, and peer into the Old Schools Quadrangle - of Harry Potter fame. Admire the gorgeous and imposing architecture of Oxford and feel the history in the walls, which are well preserved and represent every period of architecture from Medieval through Classical...
Prepare for the unexpected and keep your wits about you as you undertake one of the most entertaining experiences in Oxford. Home to some of the most brutal murders in England's long history, Oxford is uniquely known as the epicenter of troubled souls, dark energy, and flesh-eating beasts. Venture through the dark alleyways and haunted squares of the town while enjoying mysterious tales of ghosts, horror. and sinister happenings. Learn about Oxford’s terrifying history with a combination of stories and dramatic performances by expertly trained actors who will play out the most barbaric and brutal punishments exacted during Oxford's Medieval and Civil War years. Be prepared for the surprise appearance of multiple wild beasts! After an exhilarating and entertaining wander around the city, finish up at one of the famous pubs in Oxford.
Start your tour as the crowds disperse and the streets become quiet. Meet your guide at the looming Saxon Tower next to St Michael at the North Gate to start exploring Oxford’s shadowy lanes and ancient buildings. Learn about Friendly Fred, a ghost in Jesus College, before moving to darker stories of the Devils visit in Brasenose Lane. Continue to Radcliffe Square for a gruesome 17th-century execution, and the mysterious death of a Queen of England's lover's wife. Your guide will share spine-chilling stories of historical ghosts as you continue through the city. Learn about the spectral trace’s leftover from the English Civil War and finish your tour where three Protestant Martyrs were burned at the stake in the mid-1500s.
Hold on tight for this 75-minute walking tour of Oxford with a difference. The relaxed evening walk explores many of Oxford's back streets and alleyways, in search of some of the city’s legendary spooks. Oxford has many different ghost stories, from tales of heretic bishops to soldiers shot at dawn during the English Civil War. Your guide will bring them all to life, to the extent that you might even believe some of them are true! Stroll around the oldest parts of the city, where the highest abundance of spectral activities are located. See ghostly sites such as the location where the bloody town versus gown riots began. Visit mysterious graveyards, see the mournful Bridge of Sighs, and follow in the footsteps of Dead Man's Walk.
Had a good time 7 of us all together we all enjoyed it , lots of interesting facts and laughter , the tour guide was interesting and funny as well , we'll spoken and loud enough , we all enjoyed the night
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter, visit the filming locations of New College and Divinity School, and learn interesting facts and trivia from your expert guide. Escape into the Harry Potter universe as you visit their filming locations in Oxford along with an expert guide. Walk by the New College cloisters and see where Malfoy was turned into a ferret by Mad-Eye Moody in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.' Visit the Divinity School, the oldest building at the university, and the place used as Hogwarts' hospital wing in several Harry Potter movies. Remember the scene where Harry has to stay overnight to regrow his bones after Professor Lockhart removes them all? That was filmed right here. Get to see fascinating spots along the way, learn exciting facts, and let your guide transport you into this beloved fictional universe at Oxford.
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Oxford was a nice town but the time was not enough to explore the whole town, will definitely want to go again but next time maybe go for a full day at least. View from St Mary's chapel was superb. Cotswold trip was really nice, John the guide walked us around Bibury and told us interesting stories about some of the houses there. The mini coach was comfortable except for the seat belt, which made your side a bit sore. John the guide cum driver had a good sense of humour.
Very informative 2 hours. Catered round a few buildings so not a lot of walking. Hassle free access to buildings. Recommended.I had to reduce the party number a couple of days before the tour hitch was easy with a complete refund.
Our guide John deserves a raise, he was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for such an informative and fun tour!
Informative tour. Interesting and fun and youthful guide. Easy to listen!
Our tour guide Sally was wonderful. She was very informative and friendly